Climate Smart Cities Challenge - Call for Partner Cities

Opportunity Type: Other

The first stage of the Climate Smart Cities Challenge is a global open call to cities. We want you to tell us about your city’s aspirations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions whilst creating thriving communities.

We are looking for cities to partner with us to run city-based open innovation competitions. These competitions will help the selected cities reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create other social benefits, by matching their needs with partners from across the world to develop and scale solutions suitable to their context. 

We want you to: 

  • Tell us about your city’s aspirations to reduce or eliminate greenhouse gas emissions and create a good future for all 
  • Present a problem that is specific and solvable in the near-term, meaning potential solutions could be introduced, adapted and scaled within the next five years
  • Indicate a willingness to work with a global community of problem-solvers and investors and to commit resources to test and implement solutions to your problem in your city

This information will help us to design the Climate Smart Cities Challenge and select the partner cities who will help us run city-based challenges, planned to launch in 2021. Call to find city challenges is open 9 November 2020 – 22 January 2021.